Paul Klee in his studio in the Master’s house in Dessau, 1926. It was a double residence he did share with Kandinsky. It was decorated to its occupant’s taste. Klee used color to demarcate the function of the walls: he painted his canvases on the black wall and exhibited finished work on the white wall. Photograph: Lucia Moholy.
(Source: design-is-fine, via wildsidefashion)
Kandinsky, Composition VII, 1913
Kandinsky. The Russian painter who practised pure abstraction. He wrote theories about the connection between colour and musical harmony. Even the name Kandinsky has a particular musical tone. The sharp note of a composition.
Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.
The man who claimed when he saw colour he heard music. He believed that when one saw colour there was a double reaction - a physical one where the eye registers it and is charmed by its beauty and then a second one, a deeper one, that causes a vibration of the soul… a spiritual effect.
(For Lucy who learnt about Kandinsky today - welcome to the world of Art little darling)